9th to 18th March 2018

International Klezmer Festival Fürth

& Jewish Music Today

Klezmatics. Foto: Hans-Joachim Winckler

The Klezmatics (USA)

Sunday 12th March, 7.30pm
Kulturforum (no seating!)

The superstars of the Klezmer universe celebrate their thirtieth anniversary

The Klezmatics – the band that changed the course of Jewish music history, the only Jewish music group to win a Grammy Award – celebrate their 30th anniversary! 30 years of transforming the Yiddish and klezmer world. 30 years of “heretical” behavior, of questioning, of going against accepted beliefs and dissenting from established dogma.

From the beginning of their career, The Klezmatics have demonstrated that Yiddish music does not have to be nostalgic, schmaltzy, or kitsch; that Jewish Klezmer is Eastern European party music and a vital part of the spectrum of world dance music and culture. Now, approaching their fourth decade together, the Klezmatics continue their redefinition of Yiddish music with their new recording, Apikorsim.

Lorin Sklamberg vocals, accordion, guitar, piano
Lisa Gutkin violin, vocals
Frank London trumpet, piano
Matt Darriau clarinet, saxophone, kaval
Paul Morrissett bass, tsimbl
Richie Barshay percussion


Gesamtleitung, Programm: Claudia Floritz (li.), Projektkoordination: Anna Sankowski (re.). Foto Hans-Joachim Winckler

In 2018 we celebrate 30 years of Klezmer Festival! Amazing, yet true. So follow us along the path of „Jewish Music Today“ – and follow the International Klezmer Festival into its future!

Full text

Programme folder for the International Klezmer Festival Fürth Intermezzo 2017 including details of concerts and ticket prices.

Further information

Gesamtleitung, Programm: Claudia Floritz (li.), Projektkoordination: Anna Sankowski (re.). Foto Hans-Joachim Winckler

Internationales Klezmer Festival Fürth
Kulturamt Stadt Fürth
Königsplatz 2, 90762 Fürth
Tel. +49 (0)911 / 974-16 82
Fax +49 (0)911 / 974-16 84

Further information

Tourist Information Office
Bahnhofplatz 2, 90762 Fürth
Tel. +49 (0) 911 23 95 87 0
Fax. +49 (0) 911 23 95 87 10
Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm, Saturdays: 10am to 1pm

Photo: Nürnberg Luftbild Dietz

Foyer im Kulturforum. Foto: Hans-Joachim Winckler

The Jewish Museum in Fürth offers a wide selection of literature on Judaism through which one can browse when visiting the museum. For the duration of the festival, they also set up a temporary stall in the foyer of the Kulturforum where you will find specialist books and fiction on Jewish themes toegther with Klezmer and Jewish music CDs.

Foto: Hans-Joachim Winckler

The Klezmer scene is growing steadily. The following list of recommended links proves this.

Full list of recommended sites